Stem Cell Lab Monitor: the Bernstein Laboratory at UCSF

The first lab of Pimm’s new series turned out to be the Bernstein Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco focusing on heart muscle regeneration. Unlike other professors, Harold Bernstein is extra fast, he answered my questions within 8 hours. This web-availability, rare within academic circles, positively correlates with the design and functionality of… Continue reading Stem Cell Lab Monitor: the Bernstein Laboratory at UCSF

Blogxperiment: science article popularization with Contents

The question of the blogxperiment series is: What are the good ways to summarize peer-review articles for a more general readership and transmit scholarly knowledge and literature? After showing an abstract and some graphics of a sample review on mitochondrial fusion and division apparatus here I wonder whether the simple copy of the Contents is… Continue reading Blogxperiment: science article popularization with Contents

Let’s make ‘supplementary’ peer-review scientific videos free and youtubish!

In the last post on “supporting information” section I claimed that the problematic status of supporting information comes from the heterogeneity of its data, on the one hand genuine online multimedial files, on the other hand “paperlike” data. Big differences also occur concerning the importance of the data. The source of the heterogeneity is the… Continue reading Let’s make ‘supplementary’ peer-review scientific videos free and youtubish!

These GFP cells are really green, in rats too. (weekend on)

I’ve worked all day and still have some commitments with my stemy cells, you know feed ’em, split ’em, torture’ em, and voyeur ’em so this is a weekend on session. Tomorrow is the same, I am adapted to this lifestyle and my girlfriend is tolerant blissfully. Left you can see my first rat fibroblast… Continue reading These GFP cells are really green, in rats too. (weekend on)